CHM Live Virtual Event

Digital Transformation for Social Impact

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Steve Davis with Zipline’s Keller Rinaudo and University of Washington’s Vin Gupta

A global pandemic has laid bare fundamental weaknesses in the economy, healthcare system, and society of the US and other nations. Despite understandable outrage among many citizens, there are reasons for optimism about the possibilities for widespread systemic change. Among them: new technology allows for directly impacting and improving the lives of millions globally at scale.

New data tools and the digital revolution are accelerating social development across every sector, from health to agriculture, financial services, and education. These powerful new capabilities, properly harnessed, have the potential to supercharge well-being for many more people. But they bring challenges in innovation and how to effectively scale to improve millions of lives long-term. In many cases, we have the tools and technology to make a difference, but they sit on laboratory shelves. What we need are more social activists focused on building out those ideas to connect with the daily lives of real communities.

This important and timely conversation will feature three remarkable leaders making a difference at the intersection of technology and health for positive social impact: Steve Davis, the former CEO of PATH and current advisor with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be joined by Keller Rinaudo, CEO and co-founder of Zipline, and Vin Gupta MD, Affiliate Assistant Professor at The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at University of Washington.

Sharing personal experiences of transforming medical supply delivery with drones in Rwanda to battling COVID in the US, they will address such questions as: What are some leading digital tools being used to positively impact communities around the world today? How can entrepreneurs and doctors navigate the inherent challenges these tools present while leveraging them to bring about social change? Why is scaling innovations becoming more important today? How will tech transform and impact medicine? 

Their wide-ranging discussion will offer stories and insights related to the new book by Steve Davis, Undercurrents: Channelling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism, and explain why to be optimistic about advancements in scaling technology for social good to improve the well-being of people around the world.

This virtual event will begin at 11:00 a.m. PT and conclude at 12:30 p.m. PT. Registered guests will receive a link to join the program 24 hours prior to the event date.

Dec 17, 2020
11:00 am

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